The 5th of September featured many protests for Deon Kay in DC. Both the 7D stationhouse and the 3D stationhouse were beseiged by protesters. The They/Them march got a much friendlier reception from 18th st diners than in prior weeks due to the cops murdering Deon Kay.That march later bsesiged 3D. As the march dispersed, police suddently threw several bikes at one person and arrested them on unknown charges.
With targetted arrests taking place, the Federal disappearances in Portland and elsewhere, the threats from Trump, one known police death squad killing in Portland (Reinoehl), and fascists shooting protesters elsewhere, it has been deemed unsafe to video or photograph faces of participants in the more militant marches. Close control of what was filmed changed the Twitter narrative of the They/Them march by denying far-right Twitter accounts raw material to tell false stories about the protesters. It also forced the cops to resort to using their own bright lights to identify the person they wanted to arrest, since they were unable to simply pull up someone's close-range livesteam showing faces, shoes, etc. Thus, the tactic chosen by the author of this story was to "treat the camera as a weapon-point it at the Enemy." Cops do not like being videoed committing crimes, being doxxed later using that video, etc.